Determining the Age of a SAR?

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    Determining the Age of a SAR?

    I have a great Muhle SAR - probably the best all around watch in its class extant. I'm trying to figure out how old it is, though, because the warranty is not stamped or filled out. Any help on this score greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    The serial number, which is etched in the case back, is the
    key piece of information for establishing the vintage.

    Based on the signature on the Qualitätszertifikat I guess
    the warranty on your watch has expired.


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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    Since Hans-Jürgen Mühle signed the Qualitätszertifikat (certificate of quality) as the Mühle president and resigned already in 2007 (his son Thilo became CEO) the watch might be made before/in 2007. It is indeed an older model since the new models are rated 100 atm, the old one 1000 M. Yours should have a mill engraved in the middle of the back (the newer SAR is missing the mill).
    The current model features a SW 200-1, the old model an ETA 2824-2.
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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Yours should have a mill engraved in the middle of the back (the newer SAR is missing the mill).
    What is a mill?

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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    Muhle windmill logo I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    What is a mill?

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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    Thanks - mine does have the windmill on the caseback, and the SW movement. I guess that makes it about ten years old. Its a great rugged piece, with fantastic readability. While I'm not a big fan of the enclosed lugs, I like this sized case better than the new SAR with its 44mm "Rasmus" case.

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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    I thought it is a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products, no ?
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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    It can be that as well.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    Re: Determining the Age of a SAR?

    aah, the windmill, got it :)

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